I prayed because I was lonesome--God sent me a dog that requires walking three times a day---rain, shine, sleet or snow.
I prayed for safe travels--God effectively grounded me trying to get home--I was safe in the gate area--going no where.
I prayed for my friend's healing--God took her to Heaven and now she is whole, free from pain, and perfect.
I prayed to be more like Jesus--God opened my eyes to those suffering all around me.
God desires our prayers---for us to tell him what is on our hearts. This does not mean He will answer in the manner we deem best. Somehow we have changed God to fit our image--instead of striving to become more like who He is. I was reminded yesterday while reading THIS---Jesus did not heal everyone--and those He did heal--raise from the dead---they all eventually died. How did we begin to see God as the great benefactor of health and wealth--if we would only ask Him? When did we decide our ideas, wants, desires were better than God's plan? Who have we tried to turn God in to? Why would we think God wants us to be rich and living free from pain--when His own Son walked a life in poverty and died a painful death? Are we willing---to see God for Who He is---not a great Santa God in the Sky--but the Almighty--Sovereign--Eternal--Powerful God of the Universe. Am I willing to submit to His plan for me---when that plan is NOT what I had envisioned? Careful--careful what you pray!